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Old 04-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #31
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I've been thinking of using the galvanized roofing for the windows as well, I guess great minds think alike , I just can't say I love it yet.
Had a thought of using flashing this morning, bending two pieces with a sheet metal brake (like siding guys use) so that they interlock, but I don't really like that too much either...

I found some cheap angle iron on craigslist this morning, it's 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/8" thick with holes every 2" or so, used for warehouse shelving, 7 1/2' long.
Paid $1. per piece, got forty of them. They should go a long way towards all the under bus supports and storage I want to make. Now if I can only find someone giving away sheet metal.....
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #32
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the metal roofing can be bought before it is shaped into roofing...it would be flat and might be a better application for you..just my .02
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #33
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Where would I find it? Guessing my local steel supplier would have that.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #34
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find a supplier, and just tell them what you want, they just run it thru the machine, its pretty cool to watch
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #35
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SAY!!!! That is something to look into! There is a pretty big supplier in Atlanta, about 30 minutes away, I have checked on sheet metal and angle prices, but now think I didn't do enough homework before going. Hopefully I can squeeze another trip in soon .

Wondering now how much someone would charge to stamp something into a blank? What would look cool on an old Air Force bus?
Thanks for that info!
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #36
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I bought metal roofing pieces that had not been formed with ridges yet, at the scrap yard. the irregulars where the manufacturer makes some kinda boo bo, just get scrapped around here. I dont think it is a good idea to buy the 26 ga stuff, as it is a bit too light... I used some on my bus that i am gonna replace in the next couple weeks. It was fine for small areas, but too wavy to large panel replacement. Normally i use 18 ga steel for windows, that works really good.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #37
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We used galvanized sheet metal to skin our windows (we also kept and slightly modified the original frames). They are backed with foam house sheathing except for 3 which are backed with plywood (refrigerator vent, freezer vent and stove vent). No rippling or anything. the reason we reused the frames had to do with the size of the sheet metal. We got some that was just barely tall enough to fit the height of the opening IF we used the frame. It was the widest stuff we could find (24 1/2 " I think). We have a few ripples in the siding of the bus. We figured a few more ripples wouldn't hurt. So far the only ripples that we have noticed were from dinging the sheet metal while installing.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #38
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I found some food service drums for sale on craigslist, the idea (for now) is to use the 55gal for potable,sitting high above a wheel well, and hooking two 30 gals together somehow to make 60 gal black and grey tanks. The two waste tanks will be under the bus, with only 1" peeking out from underneath.
Hopefully, I can figure out how to connect these tanks together and start hanging them this weekend.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #39
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Reminds me i have probably a dozen 55 gal ones, 4 30 gal ones, and 3 250 gal square ones on pallets i am gonna get rid of...
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... Hopefully, I can figure out how to connect these tanks together....
Manifold system?
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